Television

In May, Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced plans to launch a new syndicated talk show featuring actress and model Tyra Banks for consideration for Fall 2015. Today, the syndication arm of the Disney-ABC Television Group announced that the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, representing 23% of the nation's television households with 6 of the top 10 markets, have agreed to carry the show on their stations. Currently titled "The F.A.B.," which stands for "Fun and Beautiful," Banks will be joined by social media buff and foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion guru Joe Zee, interior design professional Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTuber Leah Ashley as the hosts of the upcoming lifestyle show. Banks serves as moderator of the talker. The ABC Owned stations markets include New York (WABC-TV), Los Angeles (KABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV), Houston (KTRK-TV), Raleigh/Durham (WTVD-TV) and Fresno (KFSN-TV).
On the Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 episodes of ABC's "The Chew," the cooking show will feature a soap star in the kitchen as "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and "All My Children" alum Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) are set to join celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz for some fine dining.
On Friday, October 24, "The Young and the Restless'" newest stars, Scott Elrod (Joe Clark), Justin Hartley (Adam Newman), Burgess Jenkins (Billy Abbott) and Gina Tognoni (Phyllis Summers), will be appearing on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss their joining daytime's most watched drama series. The actors are expected to provide some insight into their characters and what life has been like since entering Genoa City.
Portraying Fenmore Baldwin on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," Max Ehrich has always given off a boy next door type feel, even when his daytime character was reaching dark places. However, on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Ehrich will be going darker than ever before as a college student accused of sexually assaulting a supposedly innocent coed on the Wednesday, October 22 episode entitled "Pornstar's Requiem."
Archie Panjabi is departing CBS' "The Good Wife" when her contract expires at the end of this season, it was announced today. Panjabi portrays Private Investigator Kalinda Sharma on the hit primetime series, which is experiencing some of its highest ratings since debuting in 2009.
As we previously reported, “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Fairman (Patrick Murphy) will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the ABC Family hit “The Fosters,” and Soap Opera Network is bringing you his airdate!
As Soap Opera Network previously reported, former “Passions” and “Desperate Housewives” star Jesse Metcalfe will be appearing on an upcoming episode of CBS’ “2 Broke Girls,” and a photo from his guest appearance has surfaced!
CBS’ late-night legend David Letterman may be hanging up his hat as “The Late Show” host next year, but could he continue on in another capacity within the network? Judging from an audition tape he put together last week for “The Young and the Restless,” he just might land a spot on daytime’s most popular sudser!
The power of Twitter strikes again: After featuring a popular episode in which fans had the ability to enact game-changing elements via the social media site, CBS’ “Let’s Make a Deal” is bringing its Twitter episode back once more!
One is a drama, and one is a comedy, but both “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Black-ish” are proving to be quite popular additions to ABC’s lineup — so much so, the alphabet network has ordered additional episodes of each.
They say good news comes in threes, but in the case of “The Young and the Restless’” Wilson Bethel (ex-Ryder Callahan), good news has come in a pair: He not only has landed a spot on ABC’s upcoming drama series, “The Astronaut Wives,” but also closed a deal with the CW to write a new drama for the network!
Goods news for fans of CBS’ current primetime lineup: The network has decided to pick up its original scripted series “Under the Dome” and “Extant” for next summer!

on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 2:44 PM
The success of its breakout drama series, “Gotham,” has led FOX to extend the series’ run with an order of six new episodes!Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, announced yesterday that they’ve decided to pick up six more episodes of the drama, bringing it to a full 22-episode season. “’Gotham’ debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason. Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before,” said the execs via an official press release. “We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire ‘Gotham’ team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall.”
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